Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Teaching Assistant (1:1) & Midday Supervisor (1:1) - Term Time

St Thomas' Catholic Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-3749-186S
  • Posted:01/07/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:13/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Come and join our team!

The Governors of St. Thomas' Catholic Primary School are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant 1:1 and Midday Supervisor 1:1 for 27.5 hours a week, 38 weeks per year.

The position will supporting a pupil in Key Stage Two. The successful applicant would also be required to work under the Class Teacher's direction to support all children within the class settings.

Working hours will be Monday to Friday (term time only) from 9am until 3pm as a Teaching Assistant 1:1, plus half an hour each day as a Midday Supervisor 1:1.

The successful applicant will be part of a friendly and hardworking staff. Our pupils are very welcoming, well mannered and motivated to learn, as recognised by Ofsted. We are proud of all our pupils. CPD is available to meet the needs of the successful applicant.

What is essential:-

  • Previous experience of working with children (desirable for the applicant to hold relevant qualifications);
  • A willingness to learn;
  • A readiness to work alongside all children within the class;
  • Flexibility;
  • Capable of showing initiative;
  • Friendly, approachable manner;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Supportive of our school ethos.

St. Thomas’ Catholic Primary School is a school family that is friendly and culturally diverse with strong links to our parish, St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church.

At St. Thomas' Catholic Primary School, we see it as our role to develop and nurture the 'whole child', whilst recognising their unique qualities that each individual brings to our community.

Don't take our word for it, come and visit our school (during term time only). Please contact Kyla Weeden for an appointment: kweeden@st-thomas-canterbury.kent.sch.uk

St. Thomas' Catholic Primary School is committed to the safeguarding of children and this position is subject to an enhanced DBS check, reference checks and a pre-employment health check.

Applicants must complete a CES application form. Please download or print the document, complete in full and either submit online or send into school by post or hand deliver, along with all other relevant documents requested as part of the application process that are available for download at the end of this advertisement.

Information about the school

St Thomas' Catholic Primary School is a Voluntary-Aided school (we are not part of a multi-academy trust).

We are a dedicated and committed team of staff who enjoy close links with our parents and the church. We often refer to ourselves as a 'school family', committed to academic quality, personal and spiritual development and high standards of behaviour and respect in a caring environment.

We are a one-form entry school and currently have a roll of 210 pupils, organised into 7 year groups, Foundation Stage through to Year 6.

The school had a recent Ofsted inspection in September 2021, when the school retained its grade of 'Outstanding'. As a team of dedicated teachers and support staff, we are extremely proud of how our pupils develop academically, spiritually, morally and socially. Our last denominational inspection in March 2017 graded St Thomas' as outstanding in all areas.

Please visit our website to learn more about our school family.

Job Contact Information


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).